Distance Learning, Enrolling in a Course

Enrolling in a Distance Learning Course

Applying for Admission
Prospective students may apply for admission as a degree-seeking student, or as a special credit, non-degree-seeking student by completing an online application available through the College Foundation of NC, or by printing and submitting a paper copy of the application. Applications are also available on the SCC website, along with instructions for completing and submitting them. Applications submitted electronically will be sent immediately to the college admissions office for processing. The paper (.pdf) version must be printed and mailed to the admissions office.

Placement Testing
The Admissions page on the SCC website provides information related to scheduling the RISE placement test on campus. However, if it is inconvenient to come to the SCC campus, students are welcome to submit placement test scores if they have completed testing at another institution. For admission purposes, the college accepts scores for RISE, Accuplacer, Asset, or Compass tests. Tests must have been taken within the past ten years.

Registration in Online Courses at SCC
Prior to registering for online courses, new students follow the same steps to admission as for traditional courses. For the first semester of enrollment, new students must contact an advisor to enroll in classes. Currently enrolled students can register online through WebAdvisor during designated periods.

SCC allows students to pay their tuition and fees online through FACTS, a third-party payment processing system. Directions for payment are under Admissions/Tuition Information. Payments must be made in full, as the college does not offer payment plans. Tuition and fee payments may also be mailed to the college business office or deposited in a campus drop box, if this is convenient. Specific information and instructions for online payments are detailed on the college website.

Access to Moodle Courses
Online courses are delivered through the Moodle learning management system. You gain access to the Moodle LMS portal once you are officially enrolled in courses by visiting the SCC Homepage. To access Moodle, follow the Get Connected! Stay Connected! guide provided in your Admissions Packet or follow these steps:

  • Locate the MySCC link and click to visit the student portal.
  • If you have not yet created a user account to access resources at SCC, you will need to create your account by clicking the Password Management link on MySCC.
  • Follow the directions to establish or update your username and password. They will require you to 1) comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, 2) provide your 7-digit Student ID number, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number, and 3) type in your date of birth.
  • After providing this information, you will 4) select a password and 5) click Submit. The next screen will show you your username, password, and email address. You may want to print this screen and file it in a safe place for future reference.
  • This information is used to access your student email, WebAdvisor and Moodle courses – all of which are available through links on the MySCC page.
  • It is important to check your SCC email account regularly to keep up with campus and instructor announcements and to check your courses in Moodle at least four times a week to stay current with assignments, due dates, and changes that might occur.
  • If this is your first time as a Moodle user, you might also want to read the information provided through the Moodle Information & Help link on MySCC.